Technician and PhD students - Muscle Tissue Production

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Technician/PhD - Muscle Tissue Production

We're working on a challenging and incredibly exciting mission: to bring cultured meat to market. To do this, a crucial part is creating mature muscle tissue.

Our Muscle Tissue Production team is currently looking for technicians and PhD students. As a member of our friendly and dedicated team, you will help engineer muscle tissue of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat.

FULL-TIME · MAASTRICHT

What you can achieve

Be a crucial part of one of the most important projects needed to commercialise cultured meat 

Contribute to a company with a mission to have a big positive impact on the world

Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in an all-hands-on-deck start-up environment

Your responsibilities

Conduct cell and tissue culture of skeletal muscle organoids towards functional, morphological and proteomic optimisation

Work creatively on various strategies, including cell selection, cell (co)culture, cell-biomaterial interaction and maturation approaches

Perform cell culture studies and biological assays

Collaborate with postdocs, PhDs and technicians, overseen by the Chief Scientific Officer

What we're looking for

Academic background in Cell Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related field

Knowledge and experience in skeletal muscle cell biology in in vitro settings

Experience with biomaterials fabrication and characterisation

Experience with electrospinning and other processing techniques to fabricate biomaterials/scaffolds

Experience in hydrogel synthesis and characterisation

Enthusiastic about working in a commercial setting in a start-up

Ability to design, plan and execute your experiments independently, and demonstrate critical thinking in your analysis of the data

Results-driven, with a capacity for applied research to achieve specific goals

Excellent organisational skills, time management and structured method of working

A proactive team player

Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English)

Industry experience (preferable)

Ability to commence soon (required)

Permission to work in the EU (required)

What you can expect from us

We are a small team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, we promise that you will get to:

-As well as competitive remuneration, receive shares in the company

- Enjoy an enterprising work culture with lots of freedom in your projects

- Combine science with a commercial goal

- Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year

- If you are a PhD student, you get to do your PhD while earning a full-time salary. You also get 20 days' leave (on top of normal leave) to use toward your study (eg attending conferences)

- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht

- Enjoy flexible working hours

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by 27 September, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

YOUR TEAM

Here are some of the great colleagues you'll be working with...

Arin Dogan

Team Leader I Muscle Tissue

"We can't wait to welcome a highly creative, determined scientist to our ambitious team!"

Katya Ovchinnikova

Senior Scientist I Muscle Tissue

"I feel very motivated to achieve our goals, because I really believe cultured meat can make a positive difference". 

Sergio Spaans

Junior Scientist

"I'm really enjoying it and I love the challenge. The atmosphere is great, and we get to work on scientific challenges that could have a huge real-world impact".